Nib Newcastle Knights head coach Adam O'Brien and players Hymel Hunt, Blake Green and Josh King fronted the media this week in the lead-up to the side's Round 2 clash against the Warriors.
The two teams tasted victory in the first round to set up an intriguing battle this Friday as one of the sides will start the season with back-to-back wins.
The Knights were impressive in their opening round victory against the Bulldogs.
Adam O'Brien was delighted with his side's performance in Round 1 while maintaining there is still room for improvement and stated his side need to be wary of a strong Warriors line-up.
"I thought there were moments of the game where we dropped off on some of our support play, and I think that needs to be a little bit more consistent," O'Brien said.
"On the whole, we were pleased with our Round 1 performance.
"Naturally, you're going to find things to get better at as the season goes on, but it's only Round 2, so we're not the finished product yet.
"(The Warriors) present a big challenge. There are some matchups right across the park," O'Brien continued.
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"A lot has been spoken about the two forward packs and the job they did last week. Both teams completed highly.
"Both teams have strong outside backs that get our sets off to good starts. It will be a good game of footy."
Outside-back Hymel Hunt echoed the coach's words in his Thursday presser.
Hunt has been named on the wing for the Round 2 fixture and will look to continue to bolster his partnership with Bradman Best on the left edge.
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"Adam is always looking to improve," Hunt said.
"He was happy about the win, but we conceded some points there, and we want to try and (reduce) that.
"(The first round win) was unreal. The fans turned out in numbers. It was an amazing result, and we're now excited for this week against the Warriors.
"The main focus is getting our defence right, and the attack will flow naturally."
Former Warrior Blake Green also provided an insight into his former team.
Albeit sitting on the sidelines, the veteran playmaker says the Knights will have to bring their best to topple them.
"I watched their game (last weekend). I thought (the Warriors) were really good," Green said.
"Pretty similar to how they started their first game back after the COVID break. They had a high completion rate, and they're hard to beat when they are like that.
"They've got a massive forward pack and recruited some big (players) in the off-season, and we're going to have to match them physically in the middle, which I think was a huge strength of ours (against the Bulldogs)."
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Josh King fronted the media after being selected in the top 17 for the first time in a Round 1 game.
King played 15 minutes off the bench and said it's vital the side continues their positive start.
"It was good to be back out there, and it's always unbelievable playing at home," King said.
"We spoke about starting the season well. We do have a few injured, so it's important we win a few games and put on a strong front."
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